In this episode, we are joined by screenwriter and host of the Hollywood Greenhorn podcast: Ryan Fitzgerald! We chat about all things, cosmic horror, lovecraftian villains and the best psychological horror.
If you're a fan of Lovecraft, this one's for you!
Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sBzXKNN91s&t=10s
Hollywood Greenhorn anchor.fm: https://anchor.fm/ryan-fitzgerald8
Hollywood Greenhorn spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6KahN0DrCS8uEMveYirIx5
My website: https://ryanfitzgerald.org/
A bit of a special episode tonight!
Tonight, I've joined thousands of others across the UK to take part in STAY:UP. It's a fundraising challenge for a charity called Centrepoint. Centrepoint are a charity that support young homeless people here in the UK. I, along with many others, have been challenged to stay up from 8pm-8am without any sleep.
I decided to use my time to write and record a podcast episode about tonight. So I've written a poem called Stay Up, about the charity and the people they help.
Thanks for the support everyone! x
My fundraising page: https://stayup.centrepoint.org.uk/fundraising/christinas-centrepoint-fundraising-page
In this True Crime-esque episode, we chat with filmmaker & director Lars Henrik about 'The North Heath Murderer.'
Lars tells us the story of his hometown in North Heath Germany, a picturesque countryside where he played as a child. One day whilst playing with some friends, they stumbled across a mysterious house in the middle of the woods...
Who did the house belong to? And how can one place hold so much trauma?
Watch On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKSLBYFsCg4
Lars's films: https://www.larshenriks.de/filme
Lars's German language podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lars-henriks-podcast/id1504904528
Lars's English language podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/de/podcast/lars-henriks-podcast-international/id1553141840
In this special horror episode, we are very pleased to welcome screenwriter, filmmaker and horror author: Chris Regan.
Whilst promoting his new horror film, Paintball Massacre, Chris and I chat all about the horror scene and how to write that killer horror movie. We also chat about our favourite horror protagonists and of course - the villains! From the psychotic Michael Myers to the sinister Pinhead. (And a there's a little surprise for you Hellraiser fans... make sure you listen till the end!)
Paintball Massacre is out now to stream, download and is also available on DVD.
The Night Writer On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKB_ExEeiYM
Jenn Ashton is an author and visual artist from Vancouver Canada. In this episode, we chat all about her writing, her art and her book 'People Like Frank And Other Stories From The Edge Of Normal.'
The Night Writer On YouTube:
Jenn's Social Media:
In this episode, our special guest is an EMMY® Award Winning composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and speaker: LUCAS CANTOR.
We chat all about the 16th century Italian musician Carlo Gesualdo: a musical prodigy who murdered his wife, her lover and his own child.
Check out Lucas's website here: https://www.lucascantormusic.com/lucas
Gesualdo Intro Music:
Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa - Tristis est anima mea
In this opening episode of Series 2, we chat to historical author Heige Boehm. She has just released her debut novel, Secrets in the Shadows. Secrets in the shadows is a story about two boys, Michael and Wolfie who are growing up in nazi Germany and are indoctrinated into the Hitler youth. As they rise higher up the ranks, we see their eyes start to open to the absolute horror of the world they’re living in and helping to create. Heige’s work is influenced by her own parents, who grew up in Nazi Germany and then at the end of the war, they settled in east Germany. Heige was born poetically on Remembrance Day 1961 in west Germany and her family made their escape on the night the Berlin wall was built.
HEIGE BOEHM: https://www.heigeboehm.ca/
Heige's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heigeboehm/
In this special episode we chat to Brenden Kumarasamy and fire off some questions about pitching to the big guys! Netflix, Amazon, HBO watch out! And are introverts really the best public speakers?
Check out Brenden's YouTube channel:
Who was the real bloodthirsty barber, lurking in the corners of London's Fleet Street? Did he really sell his victims remains to Mrs Lovett's bakery? Let's grab those razors and start dissecting this story.... if you like...
Sweeney Todd: The Real Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Peter Haining
Who was the young girl locked away in a tower by her father? Was she the inspiration for the classic fairytale: Rapunzel? The rebellious life of a beautiful young girl ends in tragedy from a tower.
In 1612 a nine year old girl called Jennet Device stood in a courtroom and accused her own family of witchcraft. Who was this little girl? Were her family really witches? Or was she a pawn in a much bigger plot involving the King?
Pendle Witch Trial Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MATKIhrDZSc
Discovery of Witches: https://archive.org/details/pottsdiscoveryof00pottrich/page/6/mode/2up
On February 3rd 1959, three young musicians were killed together in a tragic plane crash. They were: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & JP Richardson (The Big Bopper.) The accident was dubbed: 'The Day The Music Died,' and inspired singer Don McClean, to write his hit song 'American Pie.'
But among all the tragedy also lies a question? WHY did those three particular singers end up on that plane?
Original Radio Broadcast Feb 3rd 1959: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMRa4I6Cc6Y
Behind The Music: The Day The Music Died: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvoFBssgHLE
Larry Holly on his brother Buddy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2cHUkUsoKo
Paul McCartney on Buddy Holly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st3c8UTw-6Q
Don McClean on the meaning of American Pie on BBC Breakfast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y8VjFBPRKs
Centrepoint Youth Homeless Charity: https://centrepoint.org.uk/
SANE Mental Health Charity: http://www.sane.org.uk/
Deep in the Superstitious Mountains of Phoenix, Arizona, lies a mysterious goldmine. But why do people who search for the treasure go missing? And who is the 'Lost Dutchman?'
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Centrepoint Homeless Charity: https://centrepoint.org.uk/
SANE Mental Health: http://www.sane.org.uk/
Why do we remember, remember the fifth of November? Who was Guy Fawkes and why did this plan fail spectacularly?
Remember, remember the fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason & plot.
I know of no reason, the gunpowder treason,
Should ever be forgot.
Where did the origins of this infamous spooky holiday come from? Is it a day where the dead come out to play? Can dressing up really protect you from evil spirits? And who was this guy Jack ,that they named the jack-o-lanterns after?
On Halloween evening 1974, a night of trick or treating goes horribly wrong. Find out why America was sent into a candy frenzy, scanning their children's sweets for razor blades, glass shards and ... poison.
In the first of our Halloween Month, we're visiting the great-granddaddy of haunted houses. Amityville! But... is it really haunted or is it just Glamityville? A house which fell victim to a very successful scam?
As a challenge issued to me by my cousin, at his wedding over the weekend, I'm talking all about THE WORST wedding disaster I've ever read! Find out what happens when a bride mixes health shakes with cocktails. A mess! That's what!
Join me as I interview an award winning poet - and friend of mine - Seterah Ebrahimi.
You can find more about Seterah and her work here: https://www.wordsmithery.info/setarehebrahimi
(Apologies if the connection suddenly cut - I was doing the interview live via phone. We have to be cautious thanks to Covid-19!)
What's the real story about this legendary ghost ship that can never make it to port and is cursed to sail the seven seas forever? Is it simply a myth to scare sailors or is there something more to it...
For this first episode I'll be going back to the original story of this classic fairy tale and find out why we should be afraid of the big bad wolf...